A cookie press (aka “cookie pistol”) is a kitchen tool used to make cookies with special shapes. You pack the tube with dough, and then press either a trigger or a plunger on top to force the dough out through a nozzle at the bottom of the tube to which you have attached the desired shape.
A garlic press is used to crush garlic. It can also be used to make onion or fresh ginger juice. You won’t get anything more than ginger juice, though. Ginger is too fibrous to actually go through. A garlic press will give you crushed garlic, not minced. The garlic comes out more like a paste,…
A raisin seeder is a tool to remove seeds from raisins. They are now obsolete, because raisins are now sold already seeded. The seeders were either simple presses or mechanized crank-turned devices.
A Spätzle press is a kitchen tool used to help make the Central European egg noodles called “Spätzle”.
A sushi press is a box with a lid used to make layered sushi (oshizushi).
A tassie press (aka tassie tamper, tart tamper) is a tool used for making for making small tart shells by pressing dough into shape rather than rolling dough and cutting it out.
A tea press is a pot with a strainer attached to a plunger. The plunger works with the strainer to separate tea leaves from the brewed tea to be poured into a cup.
A tongue press is used for pressing cooked, skinned tongue into a tube shape. This lets tongue sliced for luncheon meat have a more uniform appearance to its slices.